Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Marriage of Golf and Football

First, this - 'Golf in the Kingdom of Shivas Irons':




and then, this

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me thinks marriage of Golf and Football is THE need of the day!

Golf and Football are NOT opposites.. they are two sides of a broken coin, which was once the same.

if only one understands what 'Golf' is and what 'Football' is, only then they could get the grave need for this marriage..

in a broad sense, golf and football could mean any (or all) of these...


  • Golf = Apollo , Football = Dionysus;
  • Golf = Yin , Football = Yang
  • Golf = aesthetic of the bourgeoisie; football = aesthetic of the proletariat/subversive
  • Golf =Borge's 'Aleph', Football = Borge's 'Zahir'
  • Golf = Hesse's 'Siddhartha', Football = Kazantzakis' 'Zorba the Greek'
  • Golf = Bergman's 'Seventh Seal', Football = Fincher's 'Fight Club'
  • Golf = Wong Kar Wai's "In the mood for love", Football = Wong Kar Wai's 'Chungking express'
  • Golf = Maugham's 'The Razor Edge', Football = Maugham's 'Moon and Sixpence'
  • Golf = Satyajith ray, Football = Ritwik Ghatak
  • Golf = Gandhi, Football = Ambedkar
  • Golf = the sensual goddess 'MahaLakshmi', Football = Chandi Chaamundi / Kaali
  • Golf = Narayana Guru, Football = E.V.R. Periyar
  • Golf = Maharajapuram Santhanam / Aruna Sairam, Football = the Chemical Brothers / Eminem
  • Golf = Beatles, Football = The Doors
  • Golf = Anna Karenina , Football = Tereza (Unbearable lightness of being)
  • Golf = Wine appreciation workshop, Football = Saturday group cult booze/dope/orgy
  • Golf = Tendulkar / Damien Martin / Dravid, Football = Andrew Flintoff / Gilchrist / Afridi
  • Golf = Sideways, Football = Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Golf = Coen brother's "Fargo", Football (!) = Coen brother's 'the Big Lebowski"
  • Golf = Glen Mc.Grath Football = Shoaib Akthar
  • Golf = Derrida's 'Frame' , Football =Derrida's 'Window'
  • Golf = Hampi, Football = Varkala
  • Golf = Roger Walsh, M.D , Football = V.S.Ramachandran, M.D
  • Golf = Ramachandra Guha, Football = Ranajith Guha / Partha Chaterjee
  • Golf = Sundara Ramaswamy,Football = Nakulan
  • Golf = Nizami, Sadi (the miniaturists) Football = Vincent Van Gogh / Picasso
  • Golf = Tolstoy , Football = Dostoevsky
  • Golf = David Robert Joseph Beckham, Football = Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite a.k.a Kak√°,
and so on...

p.s: i neither know the rules of football nor the rules of Golf. But does that matter, eh? As some old fool said,'nothing could stop an idea whose time has come' , nothing could stop me from bullshittin!

6 comments:

Nandhu said...

i really liked that post. shocked/surprised u mention
SuRa.

Baraka said...

I've read quiet a bit of SuRa.. Loved his short stories especially.. but the work which moved me the most was his memoirs on G.Nagarajan..

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Saravanan said...

Golf = Jeyamohan, football - Charu Niveditha

What do you think?

Baraka said...

Saravanan,

actually, i do not agree on that one.
i consider jeyamohan as a more *integral* writer, who encompasses and goes beyond such classifications. and neither Charu's writing has this dionysian spirit which he talks about.. probably this one is more reflective -

golf = ashokamitran football = nanjil naadan